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Jan 24, 2013 5:30pm PST
most popular pain killer in this country. so, what is the big new thing the government wants to do? abc's david kerley tells us. >> reporter: it is an epidemic of addiction. pharmacy robberies where crooks are stealing vicodin and other drugs. a symptom of this growing addiction to painkillers. the demand is staggering, with estimates ranging in the millions of americans addicted to vicodin-type drugs. not just the rich, but housewives, like jerrie, who was followed on the a&e program, "intervention." >> i am a drug addict. now, it's close to 20 pills a day. >> reporter: but if abused, these pills for pain can also be deadly. brandi meshad, just 18 years old, took too much vicodin and other drugs, and died. >> too easy to pull something out of somebody's medicine cabinet. i'm outraged there's not more being done about it. >> reporter: in 2011, 131 million prescriptions were written for vicodin, which goes by several brand names. it's a mix of the ingredient in tylenol and hydrocodone. the drug enforcement administration can't win the battle, and is pleading to make it harder to get vico
Jan 28, 2013 6:30pm EST
the sweeping proposal would work. undocumented immigrants would register with the government for temporary status. while their background checks are under way, they could immediately get right to work. there would be fines and back taxes to pay and immigrants applying for permanent residency would have to get in line. the back of the line. citizenship could take as long as 15 years. and for the first time ever, obtaining legal residency would mean having to speak english and pass a civics test. there would also be a beefed up border. >> i think after the election, finally, the country's realizing that you cannot have two classes of people in this country. >> reporter: forei undocumented immigrants, it could mean no longer being in hiding. >> when an entire society is telling you blatantly that you are worth less than the people next to you, that hurts. >> reporter: for the recent college grad, being undocumented means not nothing if she'll be able to get a job. for her babysitter mother, it means not being able to return to peru to visit sick family. you used the word imprisoned? >> becaus
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